Not only the nation, but the world's attention has been focused on Chicago this week.
The Windy City has made news for losing its bid for the 2016 Olympics and for the violence that's left young people like Derrion Albert dead.
The rampant violence is one reason some Chicago residents say they
should be allowed to own handguns. Now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear their case that challenges the city's ban on handguns.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to attorney Avery Friedman about the case.
When our correspondents go out to do interviews and collect video elements for a piece, it can take hours and hours. All to produce a two- to three-minute package.
It is a school that makes kids want to learn. The innovative techniques used at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has educators across the country wanting to do the same. Our T.J. Holmes took a tour of the school to see what makes it stand out from the rest.
I mention a lot of links on the air, and like to make them easy for you to find.
So, here are some key sites we're showing you today in the Newsroom:
Vote for CNN Hero of the Year: http://www.cnn.com/heroes
"Best Places to Live 2009" – ranking the "best" towns in the U.S.: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2009/index.html
Rio's plans for 2016: http://www.rio2016.org.br/en/
Chicago's "Thank You": http://www.chicago2016.org/
What happens to Olympic stadiums? http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1927333_1957182,00.html
More links to come...
"Late Show" host David Letterman admits having sex with female staff members and claims he was the victim of an extortion plot. When talking about this story it opened up the discussion, is it ever ok to have a consensual sexual relationship with a coworker? Tell us your thoughts. We may air some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.
TJ Holmes spent the day at the Ron Clark Academy last week when teachers from all over the world came to the school to learn their model. These teachers are taking what they learned back to their school systems. We take a look at the non-traditional teaching methods producing phenomenal results, and what makes this school so innovative.
Typhoon Parma is bearing down on the Philippines, less than a week after then-Tropical Storm Ketsana caused devastating floods.
Join Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes, Reynolds Wolf and Josh Levs in the CNN Newsroom beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.